Archive for July 7, 2011

110707 Jaejoong And Junsu Move Into The Same 3 Billion Won High-Rise Apartment And Become Neighbors

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu have become neighbors in a luxury high-rise apartment.

Last month, Kim Junsu moved into a high-rise residential building in Samsung-dong, Seoul. It has been revealed that Kim Jaejoong will be moving into the penthouse of the same apartment next month as interior remodelling is currently being done. This high-rise apartment is already called ‘Star Town’ as it is home to many celebrities such as Lee Hyori, Lee Seung Gi and Kim Yong Man.

The penthouse that Kim Jaejoong will move into is 297.5㎡ big with a terrace; it is a luxury home that is sold on the market at a price of 3 billion Won. A representative stated, “JYJ have bought houses with the income they earned through their activities. I believe Kim Jaejoong started taking interest in the building when Kim Junsu moved in. The two are practically stuck to each other’s side already but moving into the same apartment building will probably bring them closer than ever.

He continued to say, “As this is the first house that Jaejoong is buying under his name, he’s putting a lot of energy and thought into the interior design of the house.” Park Yoochun, the other member of JYJ, is currently living in a luxury villa in Hannam-dong, Seoul.

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110607 MBC “Miss Ripley” Will End At 16 Episodes

Due to the casts’ schedule making an extension impossible, it has been decided that the drama will end at 16 episodes.

There was a rumour that MBC’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Miss Ripley” would be extended by 4 episodes, but currently, it is expected to end at 16 episodes.

On 6 July, “Miss Ripley” related personnel said, “Initially, due to the popularity of the drama, we discussed the possibility of adding another 4 episodes, but due to the casts’ schedule, it has been decided that there will not be any additional episodes, and end with the original 16 episodes.”

They also said, “Female lead Lee Da Hae has to carry out her schedule in China after this drama ends. And male lead Park Yoochun, due to his earlier JYJ Worldwide Concert schedule, is in poor physical condition. We communicated this opinion that the cast would be unable to carry out the extension to the broadcaster’s drama department.”

“Miss Ripley” talks about how Jang Miri, in her bid to succeed find herself trapped in a whirlpool of lies. Despite the slightly unrealistic and unbelievable manner in which the plot unfolds, the actors’ dedicated acting has made the drama very popular among female viewers.

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110706 Park Yoochun Adds ‘Etiquette Man’ To His List Of Nicknames That Includes ‘Warm City Man’ And ‘Prince’

In ‘Miss Ripley’, ‘Prince’ Park Yoochun added ‘Etiquette Man’ to his list of nicknames.

In episode 11 of MBC’s Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Miss Ripley’ which aired on the 4th, Park Yoochun is seen carrying Jung Young Suk to his car and escorting her to the hospital after she faints. The fact that Song Yoo Hyun could not just simply pass by an old person in need of help and was even prepared to escort her to the hospital right away proves once more why Park Yoochun, a warm and righteous Prince Charming, is the perfect man.

The scene was filmed on the 30th of June and though filming took a toll on Park Yoochun as he had to run in temperatures over 30℃ with Jung Young Suk on his back, he was able to perfect the scene without a single NG.

The production company praised the actor and said, “Song Yoo Hyun’s thoughtful, well-mannered and perfect character in the drama is very similar to Park Yoochun’s personality in real life. Many people see him as a role model because he always works hard in everything he does.

‘Miss Ripley’, which is arousing the curiosity of its viewers as they wait to see when Jang Miri will plummet and fall, airs every Monday and Tuesday at 9:55pm.

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110706 JYJ Park Yoochun, Sharp Nose Bridge That Could Cut Paper, “The Pretty Boy Standard”

JYJ member Park Yoochun’s high nose bridge has become a hot topic.

Recently, a fan-taken photograph of Park Yoochun who was in the midst of filming MBC’s “Miss Ripley.” has been uploaded onto discussion boards. In the image, Park Yoochun is at an accessories shop, looking attentively at the accessories.

Park Yoochun, who had cut his hair for the change in his character Song Yoo Hyun, looked quick and alert. Also, he lowers his head slightly in a manner that accentuates his nose, showing his sharp nose bridge that could almost cut through paper, creating a passionate buzz among the netizens.

Netizens who saw this photograph said, “how can his nose bridge be so high?” “with a nose bridge so sharp it could cut through paper, a true pretty boy,” “Park Yoochun’s charm explodes in a suit,” “I want a present from Park Yoochun too” and other comments.

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110706 JYJ Are Appointed As Honorary Ambassadors For KEPCO, “We Will Introduce KEPCO To The World”

JYJ(Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) have been appointed as honorary ambassadors for the Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO).

On the 5th, JYJ attended the ‘KEPCO 50th Anniversary Commemoration Concert’ that was held at the KEPCO building in Samsung-dong, Seoul and sang ‘In Heaven’ and ‘Empty’ live as their celebratory performance.

A representative of KEPCO explained why JYJ were chosen as he stated, “JYJ’s youthful, energetic and global image fits perfectly with what KEPCO, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is aiming for and that is why we appointed them as our honorary ambassadors,” and added, “KEPCO will act as though it has become JYJ’s fourth member and will work hard to expand its and JYJ’s influence throughout the world.”

As representative Hallyu singers, JYJ will be actively involved in promoting the youthful and evolving image that KEPCO strive for in order to help spread Korean electric power as a new Hallyu Wave.

Kim Jaejoong said, “I heard that KEPCO takes an active approach in philanthropy. I was moved when I heard that KEPCO paid for fifty overseas and domestic people’s eyesight recovery surgery to commemorate the corporation’s 50th anniversary.” Park Yoochun stated, “JYJ will work with KEPCO to promote Korea in the global electric power industry,” while Kim Junsu said, “We will emulate the passion of KEPCO’s workers and work hard to become global singers.”

Kim Jaejoong will be appearing in SBS’ new Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Protect the Boss’ from August 3rd, while Park Yoochun is currently acting in MBC’s Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Miss Ripley’. Kim Junsu has wrapped up his encore performances for ‘Mozart!’ and is currently taking a break.

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110706 Seo Kyung Jong Rates ‘Game Mania’ Xiah Junsu’s Skills

What is ‘Soccer Crazy’ and ‘Game Mania’ Kim Junsu(JYJ)’s favorite game?

Through a ‘Today Korea Interview’, Seo Kyung Jong, who recently retired from his pro-gaming career to pursue work as an emcee for games, revealed Hallyu star Kim Junsu’s favorite games and his gaming skills.

Seo Kyung Jong and Kim Junsu became close friends through Starcraft. When Seo Kyung Jong played his last game at the LOOX Hero Center on the 20th, Kim Junsu appeared with 10 other players from the celebrity soccer team FC MEN to cheer their friend on as he completed his final game.

The former gamer stated, “Junsu likes to play Star Craft and Sudden Attack,” and “His skills at playing Starcraft have drastically improved lately. Nowadays, he is so skilled at the game that he wouldn’t fall behind if he played as a team with pro-gamers.”

He continued to say, “For Sudden Attack, he’s so good that I end up learning tricks and strategies from him,” and “He’s so good that he likes to joke around and say, ‘How could a pro-gamer be so bad at this game?’”

Then what are Kim Junsu’s strong points as a ‘game player’? Seo Kyung Jong picked ‘passion’ as an expected trait. He said, “Junsu’s passion is amazing, even in my eyes. There are times when it exceeds that of other pro-gamers. I’m sure that having that passion as a foundation helped him get to the top of the entertainment industry and be recognized for his talents in the musical industry as well. He’s become a role model for me as I begin a new career as an emcee for gaming tournaments.”

Seo Kyung Jong also said, “I first thought that he would be cocky because he’s such a famous star, but I ended up feeling really comfortable around him because he treats others with no pretense,” and “Even now, he’s so friendly and open when I meet up with him that I sometimes wonder ‘Is this really Xiah Junsu, the person who is charismatic on stage?’

He also added, “When I decided to retire from pro-gaming and go into emceeing, Junsu gave me lots of stories and advice about the broadcasting industry so I’m really grateful and confident,” and “A few days ago, he gave me great strength as he reassured me and told me prepare well so that I can become a great emcee in front of my fans.”

Seo Kyung Jong, who says that ‘I’m really happy to have so many people around me who help me like Junsu,’ is currently improving his value and making his mark in the industry as an emcee for gaming tournaments who can put his audience at ease.

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110705 Kim Jaejoong Transforms Into An Interviewer With A Fierce Gaze For ‘Protect The Boss’

Choi Kang Hee even danced for her job interview.

The new SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Protect the Boss’, which will air after ‘City Hunter’, draws upon the story of a newbie secretary who tries to control her unruly boss, the successor of a conglomerate.

In the first episode, No Eun Seol, played by actress Choi Kang Hee, goes to ten interviews in order to find a job. Because she comes from a college in the countryside with low grades, No Eun Seol faces failure several times. To fight against elites from reputable colleges, she does everything from singing and dancing to kickboxing poses to even reading the interviewer’s palm.

When she is then ignored by the interviewer, she tears up and says, “Everyone is categorized into good and bad, but this person is good at this and that person is good at that. Everyone is different in their own way. The fact that you base people’s capabilities solely on their exam scores and academic spectrums makes you seem all the more foolish.”

For the interview scene, Choi Kang Hee moved between various locations such as the Ilsan Kintex and YoungDeungPo Hotel. Kim Jaejoong garnered the attention of many by appearing at one of the interviews.

The production company stated, “Our drama is brings joyous and refreshing fun but also tackles the real issue that the youth of our generation face with finding a job.”

‘Protect the Boss’ will begin airing on August 3rd at 9:55pm.

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